Tenure and Employment Contracts

An Empirical Investigation

Harminder Battu, Robert McMaster, M. White

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Abstract

This paper exploits a unique data set to explore the importance of key contractual characteristics on the duration of employment tenure. The paper recognises the insights of the human capital and job-matching approaches in informing discussion on employment tenure. Nevertheless, this paper argues that features of the contractual arrangements between employer and employee have been under-emphasised. The paper demonstrates that key features of contracts such as job security develop simultaneously with tenure. A clear lock-in effect is observed in the results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-149
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Economic Studies
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Tenure and Employment Contracts : An Empirical Investigation. / Battu, Harminder; McMaster, Robert; White, M.

In: Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2002, p. 131-149.

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Battu, Harminder ; McMaster, Robert ; White, M. / Tenure and Employment Contracts : An Empirical Investigation. In: Journal of Economic Studies. 2002 ; Vol. 29, No. 2. pp. 131-149.
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